Dana Harrison, VP of Operations, AWE Global, LLC - Ms. Harrison has 30 years experience building and managing large-scale operations, systems and communities across a variety of environments, from traditional business to alternative culture. She was an innovator in using technology to automate operations in the banking sector in the early 1980s, and, as VP of Electronic Brokerage Services at Charles Schwab & Co., was part of the team that created the electronic brokerage industry. Ms. Harrison served on the core organizing team of Black Rock, LLC for the Burning Man Festival from 1999 to 2005. During her tenure at Black Rock, LLC, Ms. Harrison was the leader in charge of coordinating operations, business affairs and logistics for Burning Man and was instrumental in taking Burning Man from an unprofitable festival to a highly profitable cultural event. As an entrepreneur, Ms. Harrison founded and headed The Oakland Noodle Factory, and worked with the City of Oakland to create a low cost live-work and performance art space for the creative community of the San Francisco Bay Area. The Noodle Factory created a space that coalesced the performing art community and created an opportunity for creative expression by urban youth. Concurrently with the Noodle Factory. Ms. Harrison founded and became the Executive Director of Planet Care, a 501(c)(3) providing health and human services support to Burmese refugees, and provided strategic leadership and event management for a non-profit working to develop competitive governmental systems. Ms. Harrison’s expertise is translating strategic goals and values into tangible objectives, building enthusiastic tactical teams and maintaining focus on the financial budgets and deliverables. She is known as a proven problem-solver, operational innovator and mentor, and is excited to be contributing her skill and experience to the AWEdacious goal of building transformative communities for a thriving planet.